Exhibit on Tennessee Williams at Public Library 2011

For the fifth year in a row, the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library presents an exhibit in conjunction with the Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes.  The exhibit, titled “Tennessee Williams: Columbus Native, American Master,” displays an eclectic assortment of posters, playbills, and promotional materials, some of which are even signed by some of the most accomplished and renowned legends of the stage and screen.   The exhibit will run until October 26th.

The display utilizes materials collected by Joe Bonelli, former Mississippi Public Broadcasting announcer, and donated to the Billups-Garth Archives at the library by the Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes beginning in 2006.  The growing collection comprises of over 100 items, both national and international, and includes movie lobby cards, posters and playbills. Several items include a 1958 poster from Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and a 1948 playbill from A Streetcar Named Desire.  The posters also include many recognizable faces such as Vivian Leigh, Marlon Brando, Robert Redford, Natalie Wood, and numerous others.

The exhibit features both original and facsimiles of Tennessee Williams materials. The facsimiles were made by Chris Jenkins, Assistant Director with the Public Affairs Office at Mississippi University for Women.

The exhibit is free and open to the public during normal library operating hours.

For more information, please call Mona Vance at 329-5304.

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Published in: on September 8, 2011 at 3:38 pm  Leave a Comment  

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